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National Public Radio
To Cope With Immigration Influx, Competing Plans Emerge From Congress
Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, with incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., talks with reporters on Wednesday about House Republican plans to deal with the border crisis.
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MD Marine Corporal awarded Congressional Gold Medal
MD Marine Corporal awarded Congressional Gold Medal A Mayland Marine has been awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Daytona Beach News-Journal Online
Congressional gridlock endangers movement on immigrant children,...
In this July 12, 2014, photo, Central American migrants ride a freight train during their journey toward the U.S.-Mexico border in Ixtepec, Mexico.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.: Still an antivaccine crank after all these years [Respectful Insolence]
Only really long time readers will remember this, but back in the day , I discovered Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and his antivaccine nuttery when he published his epically bad piece of antivaccine conspiracy mongering, Deadly Immunity, both in Salon.com and Rolling Stone .
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Should Maryland house immigrant children?
On Monday, Gov. Martin O'Malley hosted a meeting of more than 50 faith groups and service providers -- trying to figure out whether any immigrant children could be housed here in Maryland.
Mikulski: Senate moving on border funding
A top Senate Democrat said Monday that her chamber is likely to move President Barack Obama's emergency funding request for the crisis on the border later this week or early next week.
Time expiring for Congress to vote on Obama's $3.7B emergency request for border crisis
Congress has only a few days left before August recess to approve President Obama's request for an additional $3.7 billion for the border crisis, with no scheduled voting dates and little apparent optimism for passage.
The Baltimore Sun
With funding, an end to the HIV/AIDS epidemic is in sight [Commentary]
Thanks to the incredible combined power of treatments like anti-retroviral drugs and widespread use of harm-reduction services, mortality rates and new infections of HIV/AIDS are finally beginning to decline worldwide.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Almanac for Sunday, July 20, 2014
Those born on this date are under the sign of Cancer. They include Macedonian leader Alexander the Great in 356 B.C.; Austrian monk and pioneering botanist Gregor Johann Mendel in 1822; New Zealand explorer Edmund Hillary, who in 1953 reached the summit of Mount Everest, in 1919; Elliot Richardson, attorney general under U.S. President Richard ... (more)
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Mikulski: Policy changes not needed for border crisis
Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski signaled Wednesday she will not amend a 2008 human trafficking law with the emergency spending bill addressing the Texas border crisis.
Cybercast News Service
DHS: Parents Giving Birth Control to Girls--'In Case They're Raped' on Way to USACNS
As the Obama administration tries to warn Central American parents about the dangers of exporting their children to the United States, it appears that some of those parents already know the risks.
Capital Thinking: Health Care
On Monday, July 14, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce began to mark up a selection of health-related bills: H.R. 4771, Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act; H.R. 4250, Sunscreen Innovation Act, as amended; H.R. 594, Paul Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research and Education Amendments of 2014, as amended; H.R. 669, ... (more)
Tue Jul 15, 2014
'Boko Haram Can Become Another al-Qaeda,' Warns Florida Dem Reviving #BringBackOurGirls
Of all the horrific stories Rep. Frederica Wilson heard and traumatized families she met on a recent trip to Nigeria, one particularly vicious crime of Boko Haram sticks with her the most.
Mikulski Meets with AstraZeneca Leadership and Employees to Discuss...
"In Maryland, life science is the life blood of our economy. It supports jobs developing new biological products, new pharmaceuticals and new cures that save and improve lives," Senator Mikulski said.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Fixing the child care penalty
Average annual costs for an infant and a four-year-old child in a child care center ranged from $9,000 in Mississippi to $28,000 in Massachusetts in 2012.
Group of senators say DOD's excess trucks, humvees should go to firefighters
Where should the excess trucks, generators and humvees belonging to the Department of Defense end up? A bipartisan group of senators has an idea.
Fixing the Child Care Penalty
Earlier this week, five senators, Jeanne Shaheen , Patty Murray , Barbara Boxer , Kirsten Gillibrand , and Barbara Mikulski , introduced S. 2565, the Helping Working Families Afford Child Care Act.
Deportations of Central American refugees to begin
The process of repatriation is set to start for hundreds of people at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in New Mexico.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Kansas City InfoZine
Administration Officials Make Deterrence Focus of Emergency Border Funding
That is how to deal with the situation," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Real Estate Weekly - 7/11/14
The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development announced that 300 local businesses and organizations have joined the Maryland Mortgage Program's Partner Match program, the state's fast-growing initiative to help Maryland families obtain the home of their dreams.